Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Lens Officially Announced, Price $499

Available in Canon RF, Nikon Z, Sony E and L mounts, the new Venus Optics Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Lens for full frame mirrorless cameras is now officially announced. The US price of this lens is $499 and it is now in stock at Venus Optics.

Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Lens: $499 at Venus Optics


Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO is a mirrorless-designed macro lens with a 40.9° angle of view on full frame sensors. It features an apochromatic (APO) characteristic that chromatic aberration at both ‘in-focus’ & ‘out-of-focus’ is compressed to a minimum. Like many other Laowa macro lenses, this lens is able to focus from 2:1 magnification to infinity which can serve as both macro and portrait lenses. It has 3 extra-low dispersion (ED) glasses and 3 glasses with Ultra-High Refractive Index which produces pictures with outstanding sharpness. The lens weighs around 595g which is portable to carry around.

Twice the Magnification, Double the Sensation
This new 58mm lens is capable of focusing from 2X magnification to infinity. Giving you more flexibility in subject selection. From tiny ant to larger dragonfly, you can capture it in one single lens. More details of the objects can be captured at 2X magnification.

You can now take ultra macro shots with great details, or capture a little bit more with the surroundings. With a simple twist!

Being able to focus infinity, the 58mm focal length (40.9° AoV) pair with the f/2.8 aperture give the lens more usage than just a macro lens. You can also use it for portrait, product photography or use as walk-around lens.

No More Chromatic Aberration
The lens is engineered to suppress both longitudinal and lateral chromatic aberration across in-focus & out-of-focus areas. Purple fringing and ghosting are controlled to the minimum throughout the aperture range. The APO design greatly reduces your post-editing time substantially especially in macro photography.

Razor-Sharp Images
Specially designed for mirrorless system, the lens packed 3 ED elements and 3 Ultra-High Refractive Index elements. With a shorter flange distance, it is not only improving the image sharpness but also makes the lens more compact. It brings you a whole new macro shooting experience.

Deeper Depth, Better Focus Control
The 58mm would give a greater depth of field relative to other longer focal length lenses. You can get more in-focus area of your subject under the same aperture. This gives you more control when creating unique visual narratives.

Bokeh, Smooth As Always
The lens is assembled with 13 aperture blades, which is able to create stunning and pleasant bokeh.

Tailor-Made for Mirrorless Experience
The lens weighs only 595g with the dimensions of Ø74 x 117mm, making it much smaller than other main-stream option in the market. You can carry it around without burden.

The internal focusing design avoids collision of the lens and your subject. It also reduces the chance for dust particles getting into the lens.